12 the Saviors tomb” mysteriously effective on immortality no matter what our surest science may say. Cool shadows, fragrant air, champagne water—hope joy speaking winds, godfulness Fly Catchers, Red head finches on edge of plains. Martins sweet singers. Ab [abundant] in Placerville. [sketch of tree] too short Black in wheat field 60 ft h [high] 3200 ft.
13 Placerville ditch 200 mis [miles] long, [cost] 750,000. From S.F. Am R [South Fork American River]- on difficult side hill. Grade cut in the same side hill. [ ] & all coniferous trees in general in full fruit—fine crop. Hazelnuts abundant. Wild cherry Manzanita. Bridge over the S. Fork A [American], Placerville grade 3000. Watsons 5500. At the foot of a fully expressed Yosemite Valley Cascade, marked feature on S [south] wall 1 ½ mile of gray [precipice] about 1000 ft glaciated magnificent morain medial stretching across head of Val [valley] glaciations of head of the S F [South Fork] v [very] heavy in general
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
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